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Old 08-06-2013, 21:24   #16
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Re: need a medal cutting tool recommendation

Skill type saw, with a carbide blade turned around backward, will make quick work of most fuel tanks, and ya can set the depth of your cuts so as not to harm the hull. Just a cheap cruisers old trick
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Re: need a medal cutting tool recommendation

I just got back from Home Despot where I saw a Dremel Saw Max. It's like a small circular saw that will accept 3" metal cutoff discs and you can set the depth of cut.
I think it about $130.
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I just got back from Home Despot where I saw a Dremel Saw Max. It's like a small circular saw that will accept 3" metal cutoff discs and you can set the depth of cut.
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Re: need a medal cutting tool recommendation

if you could get some liquid nitrogen,freeze the metal,then just tap with a hammer the metal would shatter,a big magnet on a string for collecting the shards from the bilges might help as well
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Interesting view. I bought one ( Milwaukee) and I thought it's metal cutting was pretty bad, Sanding, scraping etc., pretty great

I thought so too, so I bought a more expensive cutting blade, so worth the money. You have to go to a real tool shop to get quality, those big box stores just sell the low end stuff at high end prices. That being said, I do and did buy Home Depots Ryobi stuff.

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Re: need a medal cutting tool recommendation

Just used a Porter-Cable electronic jigsaw with variable speed to cut inspection ports into something like 1/16" stainless fuel tanks. Worked a treat
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That's cool. How much?
I've had mine for +30 years..... IIRC, I paid about $300 for a kit which included a lot of attachments. If I had to guess it is responsible for the demise of at least 50 fuel tanks over the years! It will cut 1/8" mild steel and 1/4" aluminum like butter. It can plunge cut and has very precise depth control. The small radius blade cuts very close to corners.

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